Oakley: Lewes Vaults open for business


Last weekend saw Oakley Property opening the doors to one of their latest projects, Lewes Vaults.

Lewes Vaults is a development of just four houses. They are set across several floors and span up to 2,300 sq ft. There are three and four bedroom options available with open and expansive living space.

The launch was a resounding success with over 80 people attending and two of the four houses are now reserved.

David Beaken, a Director at Oakley, commented: “We were absolutely thrilled with the launch. There was a point leading up to the weekend where we weren’t sure we would be ready. The team on site were let down with some deliveries and services which put them under massive pressure. We took the decision that with so much interested we should focus on presenting a show home and hope that viewers would understand the rest of the site was a work in progress. We are so glad we did because the feedback we had was fantastic. Particular comments were made around the style and standard of finish. I think what struck most people was the light and fantastic views.”


In true Changing Rooms style the team worked through the night to get the show home ready for the waiting visitors, an effort that Nick Knowles himself would have been proud off!

David continued: “The show home looked amazing and it was no surprise that one of our clients who viewed on the day has chosen to reserve it. The Vault itself was still a bit of a work in progress but even at this stage it was very impressive and viewers enjoyed graffiti dating back to circa 1700”.

Lewes Vaults gets its name from the fascinating historic vaults that run under the development. Baobab have managed to incorporate this space within the design of these houses.


Accessed from various levels the private roof terraces are finished with solid Iroko and many offer stunning panoramic views across Lewes rooftops towards the South Downs.

Lewes Vaults gets its name from the fascinating historic vaults that run under the development

Kitchens are designed by Lorna Williamson. They are part of Manhattan range from Sussex-based company Paula Rosa. Solid Okite quartz worktops with Miele, Siemens and Smeg appliances.

There are a selection of bathrooms, shower rooms and en-suites all designed by Rosie Pawsey with tiling from Minoli.


Lighting is designed by Zetter Blunt and there is engineered narrow oak flooring laid to chevron in the living space.

Paul Templeton, a director at Baobab, commented: “This project is coming together really nicely and I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing the positive feedback from viewers. At Baobab we use renowned architects, we commission designers, be they lighting, kitchen, bathroom, interior, landscape, home automation, and it is this use of experts that allows us to concentrate on delivering the key components of every Baobab house – design, light, space.”

Despite two houses being reserved there are still two houses available. David continued: “all of the houses offer something a little different so if you haven’t viewed yet the two houses available impress in different ways. I would say for those looking for family and entertaining space, house two offers great space. It also has the all important vault!

“For those seeking the ‘wow factor’ the living space on number four must be seen. With the living accommodation on the top floor the bi-folding doors open on to a huge terrace which effectively becomes an extension of your living space. The views to Lewes Golf Club are tremendous”.

Prices now range from £825,000 – £935,000.
To view the show home or either of the available houses contact David Beaken or any of the team on 01273 487444 or email david@oakleyproperty.com


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